The Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility presents the first speaker of our Fall 2017 Lecture Series, Patrick Weil, who will give a talk titled “Refugees” vs. “Migrants”: Are we Heading to a New Regime of Exclusion?
Patrick Weil is a Martin R. Flug Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy. His most recent book is The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic (Penn Press, 2013). Among his other recent publications are “Citizenship, Passports, and the Legal Identity of Americans: Edward Snowden and Others Have a Case in the Courts” (2014); “Headscarf versus Burqa: Two French Bans with Different Meanings,” in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (2014); and “From Conditional to Secured and Sovereign: The New Strategic Link Between the Citizen and the Nation-State in a Globalized World” (2011).
In France, Professor Weil has participated in a 2003 Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac. In 1997, he completed a mission and a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin which led to the implementation of new immigration and citizenship laws adopted the following year. He is also the founder and the chairman of the NGO Libraries Without Borders.